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War on drugs becoming Thailand’s regional agenda

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BANGKOK, 30 March 2012 (NNT) – Thailand’s deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubumrung has declared that the government’s fight on drugs will be promoted from the national level to a regional agenda as it requires international partnership to deal with the issue.

On 29 March, Deputy PM Chalerm, in his capacity as director of the National Center of Illicit Drugs Prevention and Suppression, chaired the meeting on Thailand’s partnership with international associations to find solutions to the problem of narcotics drugs. The meeting was attended by representatives of various domestic and international organizations.

Mr.Chalerm said integration of work and cooperation from all sectors in a systematic manner were integral to successful operations against drugs. Thailand planned cooperation with neighboring countries in suppressing narcotics production, trade and smuggling. The country has also set a target to form a regional anti-drug alliance, he added.

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